Nonprofit Coaching Program for best practices in
Governance | Leadership | Management


Application for the 2022 GLM Cohort will close on February 4th, 2022.
Day-to-day nonprofit operations can often take attention away from the important but non-urgent work that increases your organization’s capacity for impact. You know you can do more, and do it better — if only you could get a handle on it all. But how? Where do you even begin?

UNCW’s Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) wants to help your organization build the systems and skills that help you thrive. You can bring your vision to life — and the GLM model will help you stay true to your values and adopt game-changing best practices as you do so.

How it Works

Coaching will be provided by QENO staff and approved QENO Coaches (see coach bios here). Available to existing nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations working to improve the communities in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, and Sampson counties.

February - May 2022

Each month, representatives from your organization (the Primary Contact and Board Participant) will (remotely):

•Participate in one-hour orientation sessions with QENO
•Complete 1-2 hours of individual work mapping current practices
•Meet with a QENO coach for one hour

At the end of June, participating organizations can expect to have:

1)A customized Governance/Leadership/Managementcalendar for FY 2023.
2)A snapshot of the GLM best-practice readiness of your organization.
3)Two to three strategically selected best-practice goals to implement over the coming year.

July 2022 - June 2023
Each month, your representatives will join regular workshop sessions with QENO coaches and fellow nonprofit leaders for support in instituting your chosen best practices.

QENO may assign more than one coach to your organization depending on your needs.

There are no fees to participate in QENO's capacity-building program pilot.


Steps to apply:

  1. Prepare the following information that is needed in order to complete the application:
    • Organization mission, brief history, and list of programs.
    • List of the current board of directors
    • Operating Budget Information
  2.  Complete the application.
    • 2022 GLM Pilot Coaching Cohort dates: March 2022 - June 2023


Please email QENO Director, Sarah Daniels,